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10,000 Tempe from Danone Indonesia for Yogyakarta and Klaten

Latest Update: 29 Apr 2020

Yogyakarta-April 2020. The government has worked hard to deal with the COVID 19 pandemic situation, and all parties have also taken their respective roles to reduce the socio-economic impacts that occur. The informal economy sector is one of the groups that is directly affected.

Danone Indonesia through PT. Sarihusada Generasi Mahardika (Sarihusada) distributed 10,000 tempeh assistance to vulnerable groups affected by COVID 19, spread across DI Yogyakarta and Klaten District. In its distribution Sarihusada took LPTP (Institute for Rural Technology Development) as a partner. The 10,000 production tempe assistance from the Srikandi Genengan Tempe House (RTSG) in Klaten was distributed to scavengers, women's heads of household groups, orphanages, disabled groups, the elderly and the community in other vulnerable categories and areas. With the distribution of diverse targets and a wide area, the distribution of aid is carried out in the range 20 - 29 April 2020.

Vera Galuh Sugijanto, Vice President General Secretary of Danone Indonesia explained, "In the midst of this pandemic, we are trying to contribute positively, including through providing access to healthy food. In addition to ensuring the supply of nutritious products that are essential for public health with improved health protocols and in accordance with government recommendations, we also support the provision of nutritious food. We prioritize this assistance for those who are most affected. medical workers, non-formal workers, and communities in vulnerable categories and areas. This assistance also supports the efforts of the middle economy to keep moving under the pressure of the current situation. "

Srikandi Genengan Tempe House (RTSG) located in Prambanan, Klaten has been developed since July 2017. Tempe production is carried out by 30 female workers and 5 male workers. Regarding this initiative, the Chairperson of the RTSG group, Selly Marfiana said that Tempe production by housewives in Geneng Village was a sustainability program from Sarihusada. RTSG has encouraged the independence of the community in developing the village industry so that it has an impact on improving welfare on an ongoing basis. "In a COVID-19 pandemic situation our turnover decreased, in addition to rising soybean prices, production capacity also fell due to reduced demand, the marketing team was also less effective in moving because of restrictions. We appreciate Sarihusada, who has given a donation in the form of tempe to our group's production, greatly helping our business keep going. On the other hand we feel proud to be able to share with others who are experiencing difficulties ", said Selly who is also the Chairperson of the PKK Geneng Village Movers Team.

For Yogyakarta, this 10,000 tempe assistance follows previous assistance in the form of PPE (Basic Protective Equipment) for medical workers worth Rp. 300 million submitted through the BPBD of the Special Region of Yogyakarta, Also the Basic Food Packages through the Klaten Regency CSR Forum last week. In addition, a total of more than 2,000 food packages, hand sanitizers and disinfectants have also been delivered to the community around the factory located in Yogyakarta and in Prambanan, Klaten. "This effort is the response of Danone Indonesia through Sarihusada to the current situation, in addition to sharing in difficult times, we encourage the participation of women and small and medium businesses to remain enthusiastic, always on the move and can contribute according to their role," concluded Vera.

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